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Safety Pin Swap


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#1 netabrookie

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 05:14 PM

Since the subject of flies tied on safety pins was brought up in the tying bench I thought that I would see if anyone is interested in doing another safety pin swap. It could be anything that you care to tie and we could even open it up to any type of pin or anything that could be used as a decorative piece. If this swap takes off then we will limit it to 12 swappers. Everyone will need to send their flies, or should I say "pins", with the proper postage including a stamped return envelope. Toe tags with your forum name and your real name makes sorting much easier and also allows the other swappers to be able to identify who tied what. A due date of November 30 should give us plenty of time to be creative. If you join the swap please honor the due date and allow time for shipping so the pins will arrive before or on the due date instead of just being sent out on or after the due date. For some reason I cannot get my PayPal account to work so I really don't know what to do about postage for international swappers but if you live across the big pond or in the far north maybe we can figure out something. If anyone out there in fly tie land feels like straying away from lashing fur and feathers on hooks just say "I'm in"


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.....You can never have too many olive woolly buggers.........

.... IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED..........RELOAD......


#2 artimus001

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 07:19 PM

i'm in.


i'm the ghetto fly guy; enjoying the sport of kings, on a pauper's budget

 

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 07:33 PM

I've never tried tying one before. But I think I'll give it a shot. Netabrookie, are you going to tie a Parachute Dry Fly in the smallest safety pin you can find? Just curious about what you're going to come up with. Or better yet, how about a parmachene belle?

 

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#4 mikechell

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 07:48 PM

I can't find any safety pins with barbs, so I can't get in on this one.

 

That's not really the reason I can't join ... but I thought you'd get a kick out of it, Tony.


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#5 netabrookie

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 08:44 PM

Artimus001, I am glad that you joined

Breambuster, I am glad that you joined also. I will make a deal with you...I will tie the Parmachene Belle if you will tie the Jock Scott.

Mike, there is bound to be a way that we could put barbs on the safety pins...

.....You can never have too many olive woolly buggers.........

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#6 joseph russell

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 09:08 PM

Cool idea

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 10:57 PM

Yeah, maybe.  But, as I said, it's not really the reason.

 

I've got to many "life situations" going on right now to commit time to a swap.


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 11:08 AM

ill join in. i just  saw my box of safety pins yesterday    rich mc



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Posted 11 October 2015 - 11:47 AM

rich mc, thanks for joining

.....You can never have too many olive woolly buggers.........

.... IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED..........RELOAD......


#10 Adam Saarinen

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 04:20 PM

Ok, i'm in! Could end up with a interesting fishing hat!

#11 netabrookie

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 07:11 PM

Adam, glad to have you. Yep, you will have a really cool fishing hat.

.....You can never have too many olive woolly buggers.........

.... IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED..........RELOAD......


#12 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 08:49 PM

Are we tying 1 or 12?

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson

 

There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929

 


 

 

 


#13 netabrookie

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 09:20 PM

Paul, it's good to hear from you. I thought that we would do it like a regular swap and tie 12. That is if the swap fills up and if not then we can tie however many that there is swappers.

.....You can never have too many olive woolly buggers.........

.... IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED..........RELOAD......


#14 PJ2

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 10:33 PM

im not sure what this saftey pin swap is about. Is the idea to tie a fly on a saftey pin? If so I assume that they are decorative and not functional. please elaborate i think id like to join the swap.



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Posted 11 October 2015 - 10:46 PM

...........Saw the thread it think its way cool. I'm in.